Wigan left it late before securing a 3-2 success over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Steve Bruce's side forged ahead on 17 minutes when Emile Heskey converted Daniel De Ridder's corner, although Marlon King may have claimed the final touch.
The Owls responded almost immediately with Jermaine Johnson beating Carlo Nash after brushing off challenges from Emmerson Boyce and Michael Brown.
Back in front
Wigan were back in front before half-time when Titus Bramble nodded home from De Ridder's corner in a virtual carbon-copy of their opener.
Wednesday levelled matters shortly after the interval when Deon Burton converted from the penalty spot after Marcus Tudgay was fouled in the box.
Just when it looked like the game might finish all-square substitute Amr Zaki clinched the win when he converted Henri Camara's ball from six-yards out.